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13th Annual Conference | March 4-7, 2018 | Austin, Texas & Online

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Tuesday, March 6 • 10:45am - 11:30am
The Importance of Discovery: How Prioritizing Exploration Promotes the Value of the Library

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Your library offers students a wealth of ebooks and print books, but are students able to easily find and use these resources?

Often, librarians focus much of their effort on curating the highest quality content, but end up approaching discoverability of this content as an afterthought. The good news: You can balance these two important components of collection development with the right enrichment tools — like those offered through Syndetics Unbound.

During this session, we’ll explore challenges libraries like yours face when it comes to promoting discoverability, offering valuable examples of approaches that work and approaches that could use a little work. Finally, we’ll share insight into ProQuest’s latest innovation that will provide contextual discovery within the platform, saving your researchers time and effort.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the impact of a lack of discoverability on the library and its researchers.
  • Identify how the integration of Syndetics Unbound into Ebook Central will increase exploration and drive discoverability.
  • Recognize changes that could be made to enhance the discoverability of their library’s resources.

Speakers
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Kari Paulson

VP - Market Development, Books, ProQuest
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Jed Reinitz

Director Product Management Books, ProQuest

Sponsors
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ProQuest

ProQuest (www.proquest.com) is committed to supporting the important work of the world’s research and learning communities. The company curates content that matters to the advancement of knowledge and simplifies workflows so time is used effectively. And ProQuest connects information environments so comp... Read More →



Tuesday March 6, 2018 10:45am - 11:30am
Room 203

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